• Postsecondary Trending Now: Competency-Based Education

    When the Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed both report on a development on the same day, you can bet it’s “trending now.” That happened last week when the US Department of Education made a significant policy move, issuing its long-anticipated invitation to...

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  • Colleges’ Innovation Focused on Student Success

    Innovation’s not just a one-time thing for the colleges and universities in the NGLC community. Keeping an eye on these institutions over time, we see that they continue to innovate, win acclaim, and influence their local climates as well, all with a goal of advancing student success. Here...

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  • Salesforce.com’s CRM system becomes a 21st century LMS

    “I don’t ever remember having an educational institution that was on Fast Company’s Most Innovative list. That’s a fascinating perspective to bring to the market…” Brian Peddle, the chief technology officer for College for America at Southern New Hampshire...

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  • Financial Planning for Improved Student Success and Completion

    Is Your New Project Worth the Investment? By Mitch Robinson, Vice President for Finance and Administration Austin Peay State University   The situation is all too familiar—an academic dean or enrollment manager attends a conference and comes back with the perfect student success...

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  • Educators and School Developers: Challenges, Lessons Learned, & Success Stories

    What excites our grant recipients, and what keeps them up at night? We asked, and our grant recipients answered. This inside look offers a one-day-at-a-time perspective on the values, challenges, hopes and dreams of the educators who are working to reform and transform education.  ...

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  • Getting Engaged: Faculty Collaboration as an Innovation Strategy

    We’re delighted to offer you a new publication in the “Next Gen Tools” series on a topic vital to postsecondary education reform:  faculty engagement in breakthrough program design. This brief, “Faculty Engagement,” succinctly illustrates the way in which the...

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  • Failure is Not an Option; Sometimes, It’s Necessary

    Design Thinking and Breakthrough Change Last month when I brought up the topic of design thinking, I focused on its human-centered nature and its emphasis on iteration over perfection. Those two core features were reinforced by the opening keynote at  EDUCAUSE Connect: Baltimore last week,...

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  • The Rearview Mirror: The NGLC Blog in April

    The Microsoft in Education Global Forum, the Open Learning Analytics Summit, the ASU-GSV Advisors Innovation Summit, and the upcoming EDUCAUSE Connect: Baltimore: If you didn’t get to go to any of these, don’t worry. NGLC staff shared nuggets of insights they took away on the NGLC blog...

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  • Grounded in Data: New Reports on College Completion, Digital Instructional Tools

    Entrepreneurs and those interested in bankrolling the brightest new ideas abound at the annual Arizona State University –GSV Advisors Innovation Summit. It was great to see that research studies were part of the conversation at this year’s event. I want to share with you what I took...

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  • What We Learned at the Open Learning Analytics Summit

    “Open learning analytics” may not be the hot topic at your next cocktail party, but it was the cornerstone of passionate engagement for a group of academic technologists who gathered in Indianapolis last weekend for the Open Analytics Summit. And it is a vitally important element in...

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